Which is your favourite slam?

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Best slam?

  1. Australian Open

    18.3%
  2. French Open

    18.3%
  3. Wimbledon

    46.5%
  4. US Open

    16.9%
  1. Terry Tibbs

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    I thought it would be useful to get some opinion on this. Most of the top players seem to regard Wimbledon as the biggest tournament to win. Which of the slams however do you enjoy watching the most? Personally, 10 years ago, Wimbledon was my least favourite slam even though im english because the rallies were so short. Watching 2 big servers playing each other was like watching paint dry. However as wimbledon is now more of a baseline game it has become a bit more enjoyable.
     
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  2. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    that's a though choice between AO and US.
    I'd go for Australian open.

    First I love this country, i lived there 2 years.
    I 've been in the Rod Laver arena as well, very nice atmosphere.

    I like US too, but the reason why I chose AO is because of the rain +wind in NY in september, that ruins the tournament.
     
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  3. spinovic

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    Easily Wimbledon for me. There is no other slam like Wimbledon in any respect.

    It has the most prestige. The most tradition. It is the most coveted slam in tennis. Certainly there are exceptions, but generally speaking, it is the slam everyone wants the most. I love the grass. And, the grass translates into the most exciting and fast-paced tennis we see on the ATP schedule. Great shot-making and aggressive play are rewarded to a degree that isn't approached on the rest of the schedule.

    After that, I'd say it is pretty close between the US Open and Roland Garros. The Aussie Open would be my least favorite.

    I love them all though. Favorite and least favorite are just relative terms for this discussion.
     
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  4. newpball

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    Wimbledon first, Roland Garros second.

    US open and Australian open are ties.
     
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  5. Lukhas

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    It would be AO with Pro Decoturf 2. Love AO's crowd, much less the slow surface.
     
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  6. OKUSA

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    Only ever been to US Open, so it's my favorite
     
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  7. Emiliano55

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    I used to love the AO. But since they removed the rebounding ace surface and got this clay-speed hard court I think I'm with the USO right now.
     
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  8. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    all the tradition stuff, for example no playing on first sunday, really p iss me off. As well as the white cloathe s hit and all that stuff :lol:
    Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler wearing the suit and the tie, 30 degrees outside, come on :lol:

    seriously, AO atmosphere is so much more relax.
     
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    Roland Garros
     
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  10. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    because of the 2008 final ? :p
     
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    No, because I think Roland Garros provides us with the most entertaining tennis.
     
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  12. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    2013 was awesome i agree, much better than Wimbledon.
    Gasquet/Wawrinka was really something to watch!
     
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  13. T-Noone

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    US Open is my personal favorite since I've been there, but I think the AO is the best run tournament and has the best crowd.
     
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    I enjoy all 4 of the Slams. What serious tennis fan wouldn't?

    Personally, Wimbledon remains my favourite because it's the one I grew up with and am most familiar with and I do like the beauty of the grass!

    But I also enjoy the night matches at the Australian and especially the US Open!
     
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    us open. Can't watch australian open. French and wimbledon boring.
     
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    Wimbledon, it's the greatest prize in tennis, love the tradition, the dress code, great tennis this year, wonderful.
     
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    Over the last couple of years, to me, the US Open and recently Wimbledon have lost slam credibility. They are now just glorified exhibitions with handsomely paid off finalists. The way organizers play with the courts and the draws so publicly and unabashedly demonstrates how much contempt they hold for tennis and its true fans.

    Australian and the French may be painfully slow, but at least you know what you're getting: fair tennis and a deserving winner.
     
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    An interesting take, certainly consistent with modern pro sports
     
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    Tie between Wimbledon and AO for me.
     
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  20. Defensive Tennis

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    Roland Garros with Wimbledon being a close second.
     
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  21. spinovic

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    Hey, to each their own. To me, Wimbledon has always been the pinnacle of tennis.

    But, as another poster stated, I enjoy all 4 slams immensely. And, I think the recent era with the Big 4 has added to the prestige of Australia and made the gap between the slams closer than its ever been. But, Wimbledon, IMO, is still the tournament everyone wants to win...and watch.
     
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    The Australian, because it provides interesting tennis when the snow is all around here.
     
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  23. Terry Tibbs

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    I think the lack of a roof currently de-values the US And French Opens as they are less enjoyable to watch when rain constantly interrupts and prevents play. For me, because of the time difference, I dont get to see much of the Australian Open so I cant say that is my favourite to watch. So I guess that leaves Wimbledon.

    Having said that, I think the most memorable grand slam tournament for me personally was the US Open 2008. I have very fond memories of that tournament. At the time, I was at home recovering from an operation and the US Open provided great comfort at a difficult time of my life. It was also the tournament that Murray announced himself as a force. It was great watching him play so well throughout and his semi against Nadal was a particular highlight. As as a huge Federer fan I also enjoyed watching him throughout the tournament and a Murray - Federer final was the perfect final for me.
     
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  24. Desertman

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    Wimbledon for me. The class shines through. Every time I go there is it pretty much perfect. The way the tournament is presented and organised is second to none.

    I went to the US Open last year. The crowd was noisy, obnoxious and quite disinterested in the tennis - and that was a men's semi-final! No class.

    The FO is trying its best to be prestigious but just doesn't have the history. Too much emphasis on glamour than substance.

    The AO is fun but the least prestigious of the Slams.
     
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    French Open without Nadal!
     
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    Like running around the baseline and squealing and grunting,trying hit hit really hard standing far away from the baseline,really long boring rallies with zero variety on a super slow surface? yeah right :lol:
     
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  27. hersito

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    FO, USO, AO, Wimpledon.
     
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    Not a grand slam but the worst in my opinion is the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

    Classless commerce!

    I would not be surprised next time they roll a giant cake on court with Lady Gaga coming out.
     
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  29. ultradr

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    It sounds like pretty much all slams these days.
     
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    Australian Open I think. It's marks the start of a new season so it's always exciting imo. The atmosphere is great and there have been a lot of awesome matches there. I think the courts look very nice as well, too bad the conditions are sometimes a bit too slow, but nevertheless it's enjoyable to see.

    All of them are fun of course. This year's Wimbledon saw a couple of aggressive players and big servers getting far again, too bad the final wasn't like that. Not a big fan of the Djokovic-Murray finals in three of the past four slams, though. They are incredible players, but I don't it a very interesting matchup tenniswise. For some reason it feels like sort of tossup who wins as they play so similarly and have similar strengths. Other matchups within the big four (even though Fed's 5, let's use that term for convenience) are a bit more interesting to me tactically.
     
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    Wimbledon.
    Australian Open.
    French Open
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    US Open (Brits can't watch the thing properly...)
     
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  32. Tennis_Hands

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    Wimbledon.

    Haven't been at the AO, though.
     
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    1 Roland Garros
    2 Wimbledon
    3 Australian Open
    4 US Open

    USO spectators are terrible, they dont know how to watch tennis. Organizers aren't much better. Besides dont like the surface. Not a proper tennis surface.
     
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  34. tudwell

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    Wimbledon is tennis.

    As others have said, the atmosphere of the Australian Open is great, too. There are some absolutely electrifying night matches there. I can't really pick between the French and the U.S. Open. I love both, but the crowds are rowdier and the tournaments seem less well organized sometimes.
     
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